Find comfort in knowing we are Specialist Plastic Surgeons
A highly qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon is not at all the same as a cosmetic surgeon. Many people are surprised to learn that there is often a vast difference in skill and prerequisits between the two.
After completing a medical degree, graduate doctors must undertake a further eight to twelve years of specialist surgical training and sit a series of rigorous exams in order to be invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). Only then do they gain recognition as fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons.
In contrast, any doctor in Australia with a basic medical degree and a current registration can refer to themselves as a cosmetic surgeon.
Given that ‘cosmetic surgery’ is a useful description for some procedures, we understand that this terminology can be quite confusing. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, find confidence in knowing our Specialist Plastic Surgeons are recognised industry specialists. Their additional years of medical training have allowed each of our surgeons to master an array of techniques, across a range of procedures, giving them the necessary skills and expertise to perform plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Australia.
Adelaide Plastic Surgery opened its doors in 1998 and has since evolved into one of the most highly regarded and largest such practices in Australia. Our experienced team of practitioners and associates can offer you an extensive range of services, fully supported by innovative technology and facilities.
Adelaide Plastic Surgery includes eight Specialist Plastic Surgeons and one Specialist Breast and Oncology surgeon. They work collaboratively with hand therapists, expert laser and injecting nurses, and trusted administrative staff.
Over the years we are pleased to have established a reputation throughout Australia and internationally as a centre of excellence – one which responsibly meets our patients’ needs with the greatest care, consideration and respect.
Adelaide Plastic Surgery is ideally located within Adelaide’s renowned Bio-medical Precinct, opposite the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Our practice conveniently resides within a modern, purpose-built facility with access to fully accredited day surgery theatres, as well as specialist treatment rooms and a private radiology practice.
Since inception, Adelaide Plastic Surgery has embraced technology and continues to invest in high standard hardware, software and systems.
Medical grade lasers
Adelaide Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer one of Australia’s best and widest selections of medical grade lasers. They facilitate gold-standard vascular, pigment and tattoo removal, and ablative treatments.
Having such an extensive range allows us to tailor a treatment plan that is specific to our patients and their individual needs.
Vectra 3D Imaging System
Our mission is to ensure you go into surgery confidently and fully aware of a mutually expected positive outcome. Of course we appreciate the fact that, like many patients, you may find it difficult to make the leap of imagination required to envisage the outcome of your procedure.
Thats why we’ve invested in extra reassurance via the world’s leading developer of specialised medical photographic systems. With the new-tech assistance of our Vectra 3D Imaging System, we’ll help you through the decision-making process by using your own 3D body images as a template to explore and envisage possible outcomes of surgical procedures.
We find this service particularly helpful for patients considering breast augmentation or rhinoplasty. As a complimentary addition to your initial consultation, your surgeon can manipulate your 3D image and present you with realistic representation of the options offered by differing implants sizes or surgical techniques.
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